AR and VR headset shipments down 30.5% year-on-year
Get set for a ride down into the trough of disillusionment, as research firm Gartner puts it. Augmented and virtual reality headset shipments have fallen by 30.5% year-on-year. At least, this is according to one of that company’s...
June 21, 2018
IDC publishes latest AR / VR headset predictions
It’s been a relatively slow start sales-wise for virtual-reality headsets, let alone augmented-reality devices. However, research firm IDC remains confident that the market for both will grow at a pace in the coming years. The...
June 20, 2017
IDC predicts strong growth for VR and AR headset sales
Take any prediction for how many virtual and augmented reality headsets will be shipping in five years’ time with a mountain of salt. More than many technologies, the future consumer demand for these devices is up in...
March 20, 2017
IDC predicts smartphone growth will slow in 2015
The world of smartphones is an increasingly mature market, and research firm IDC is predicting a slowdown in growth accordingly. It claims that global growth in smartphone shipments will slow from 27.5% in 2014 to 10.4% in...
August 27, 2015
Apple still top in tablets, but overall sales are falling
Global tablet shipments fell 5.9% year-on-year to 47.1m units in the first quarter of 2015, according to research firm IDC. It’s the second consecutive quarter to record such a decline. Apple accounted for 26.8% of those...
May 1, 2015
IDC predicts ‘massive deceleration’ in tablet shipments
More tablets will ship in 2014 than did in 2013, but the growth is a lot less than last year. Research firm IDC claims that year-on-year growth in tablet shipments will be just 7.2% this year, compared to 52.5% in 2013 –...
November 30, 2014
Smartphone shipments up 25% year-on-year to 327.6m units
Research firm IDC has published its latest quarterly estimates for the smartphone market, claiming that shipments were up 25.2% year-on-year to 327.6m units in the third quarter of this year. That’s also up 8.7% on the...
October 31, 2014
Smartphones still growing but tablets face ‘challenging’ year ahead
Every three months, the financial results of the various smartphone and tablet manufacturers lead to a flurry of announcements from research firms crunching the latest shipment figures, to see which manufacturers and platforms...
May 2, 2014
783.6m Android smartphones shipped in 2013, says IDC
It’s an increasingly Android world out there, judging by the latest smartphone market share figures from research firm IDC.
February 13, 2014
217.1m tablets shipped in 2013, but is a slowdown on the way?
Research firm IDC has published its estimates for the tablet market in both the final quarter of 2013, and for the year as a whole.
January 31, 2014
Global smartphone shipments nudged 1bn units in 2013
2013 *may* have been a milestone year for the smartphone market,
January 28, 2014